Horticulture

The horticulture department has grown and grown into a large area including 10 raised beds, a poly-tunnel, a pond and wildlife areas.

 

The students gain skills growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables, as well as knowledge required to maintaining the site. There are many opportunities for working with increasing independence, and students respond well to the physical nature of the tasks at hand.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The site has become a tranquil part of the school and is enjoyed by an increasing number of people who like to use it as a relaxation area. This happens a lot in spring and summer when the garden is in full bloom and students can see the results of their time tending and nurturing the plants. 

 

Students who choose to study Horticulture gain Btec units in Landbased studies.